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Sefton Council opens new immersive room as part of education on the environment

On Thursday 23rd June, Chief Executive Dwayne Johnson and fellow council members opened a new immersive room at the Southport Eco Centre. The room uses state of the art tech to educate on the impact of bad air quality on our health and the environment.

The immersive room is an interactive experience to look at how various factors impact negatively on air quality. The room also looks at how we can all make small changes to our own lifestyles to help improve it.

Counsel members opening immersive roomThe room will be used as part of the Eco Centre’s award-winning education programme, with 4000 school children a year being able to view the new experience. There are also plans to open the room up for the general public as part of themed community open days in the coming months. The experience have been designed and created by the centre’s resident teachers.

Funding for the room has come from the DEFRA Air Quality Grant fund to help in the fight against air pollution.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said:
“I am delighted that Sefton has been awarded this money to educate young people and their families about the issue of air quality and its impact on society.”